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at 5:00 a.m. and now from washington's leading news station, this is news 4 today. a day to remember. how america is honoring those killed 11 years ago in the 9/11 attacks. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> welcome to news 4 for this tuesday, september 11th, 2012. a live look outside right now, 5:00 a.m. just 60 degrees in some spots, and the weather is feeling very much fall-like. some people are going to need a sweater, a jacket. some places in the 40s. meteorologist tom kierein, is that right? >> it is. many areas in the 40s. that's more like late october than mid-september. and here we go again. another fresh and cool morning undeway as we take a look right now at the temperatures right around the beltway. it's only around 50. and right in washington, it's in the mid and upper 50s. reagan national now at 59. and then a little farther out, outside the beltway, much of prince george's county now just in the upper 40s and low 50s. same thing with montgomery and
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fairfax and farther west around the shenandoah valley and much of northern virginia into the mountains, all these areas in blue are in the 40s. and on the eastern shore, too, away from the waters, a few locations there in the 40s this morning. and we're going to have another gorgeous day, but this chilly morning will be with us here for another few hours. by noontime, the low 70s. low humidity the rest of the afternoon. bright, sparkling sun and a sapphire blue sky. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. mike is in for dawnela with your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. things looking good on the beltway. no serious delays on the inner or outer loop. let's look at 66 eastbound side. fantastic as you make your way to 495. live look at fairfax county parkway, eastbound side on the right side of the screen. no major backups there.
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about an ñ5 náde the beltway at leesburg pike, things looking good. seven minute ride from 495 to glebe road. worry free on metro, marc trains and the virginia railway express. mike? here in washington, the president will attend a private memorial service for the survivors and families of the victims of the 9/11 attack at the pentagon. as she was for us 11 years ago this morning, news 4's megan mcgrath is live there with more on the tributes planned for today. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, aaron. it was a day that changed this ] ago, k killed on thatdn?]+pones, fresh, and this will always be a very difficult day. 59 people on board flight 77 died. 125 people inside the pentagon were killed on that horrible day. now, last year was the tenth
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a large ceremony here anniversary. a large crowd in attendance. many dignitaries as well as family members and employees at the pentagon. this year, however, there will be quite a different ceremony. there will be a remembrance ceremony at 9:30 this morning, but it will only be open to family members. a much smaller gathering than what we've seen in the past. the victims memorial is also closed to the general public, and they're doing this to allow families to reflect and mourn i the ceremony. now, there's a real effort to make this a very intimate and private event this year, and they are keeping the numbers down. that is why they are limiting the attendance to just family members. now, for those whoto honor those aro 9/11, you can do so later on after that remembrance ceremony takes place. they will be reopening the victims memorial right around noon after the ceremony ends. and then the general public can come here to the pentagon. but in terms of this morning, all events are open only to the
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family members. reporting live from the pentagon, megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you in the studio. aaron? >> thank you, megan. thousands will gather at the world tradevictims.r honor those lost on 9/11. this year's ceremony will be very different fromears past. no politicians will speak. only relatives will read the names of the victims. and there will be four moments of silence at the time each plane hit and each tower fell. at sunset the tribute in light will stretch four miles into the sky inspired by the shape of the twin towers. joe biden will attend a memorial service at the site where flight 93 cshed in pennsylvania. leon panetta was there special/ he took a in a wreath-laying ceremony. that stone wall is covered with ss. i'm honored to emcee a special5
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[monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. we all know sitting in traffic can be pretty stressful, but now that stress apparently could be following you home and hurting your health. a cdc study of traffic in the atlanta area suggests that traffic noise may interfere with nighttime sleep. researchers found long exposure to noise pollution reduces sleep quality which can lead to insomnia and morning tiredness. more importantly, those sleep issues also contribute to an increased risk for heart attacks and high blood pressure. and if you've ever driven in the atlanta area, they've got the infrastructure to support it, but there is a ton of traffic down there. it's a mess. >> we just keep -- yeah. >> deal with all that noise. >> we just keep learning that we need more sleep in general for a
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healthy lifestyle. just about 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein with more on this lovely forecast. >> yeah, just got a tweet from one of my followers who said we had our windows open for dinner last evening, a nice breeze. that breeze has brought in even colder temperatures. now you're waking up, it is down into the 40s in our west and northern suburbs and farther west and north. closer to washington, low to mid-50s around the beltway and near 60 by the bay. hometown forecast by 7:00 a.m., bright and sunny but still just in the low 50s. then rapidly warming up for the lunch hour. up around 70 with bright sunshine. hour by hour throughout the day, we'll have that strong september sun warming us into the upper 70s by midafternoon. then back down to the mid-70s getting back home from work and school. so a sweater now, then short sleeves later. a beautiful day coming up. enjoy. i'll be back with your seven-day outlook looking toward the weekend in ten minutes. mike, a look at traffic now.
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good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. no serious backups. also looking great in maryland as you're heading to 495. no serious backups to report now on 95 or vw parkway. also looking good on 50 westbound heading to the beltway. let's take a live look at 301. as you can see, things moving smoothly on the left side of the screen. it's about an eight minute ride from 301 to the beltway at 71 miles an hour on the westbound 50. aaron, un? new developments surrounding the theft of millions of apple i.d. numbers. ahead this morning, his bear hug of the president made national news, but the publicit.
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a man with a gun. >> this morning we are getting a new look at the deadly shooting at a sikh temple near milwaukee, wisconsin. police released dash cam video showing the gunman opening fire on the first officer who arrived on the scene. you can see one officer and the gunman run over to the officer who was shot 15 times. you can even hear the gunfire. the officer did survive. police say the gunman was a white supremacist who killed six people in that shooting. the gunman eventually took his own life. a marine is wanted for a vicious beating caught on camera. you see it here. g gunnery sergeant started pummeling a cab driver early sunday morning. he fractured his face. the driver says he was picking up another passenger to try to reduce his fare. he also threatened to kill the
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driver. after the beating here, the marine checked himself into a nearby mental facility. police say they will arrest him as soon as he is released. this morning more than 25,000 teachers in chicago will once again stay out of the classroom and hit the picket line. leaving more than 400,000 students in a bind. the chicago teachers union and the school board still have not been able to agree on a new contract. there is an impasse concerning new reforms that link new teacher evaluations with standardized test results in exchange for a 16% pay raise over four years. the two sides also cannot agree on health benefits, pension and job serity. many parents just want the issue resolved to their kids can get back to school. >> education is important. and my child is not in school getting the education she needs, you know, what -- it's just -- it's just irritating right now.
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>> several boys and girls clubs opened early for students. the union is taking a major stand on teacher evaluations. if they lose, it could have a ripple effect across the country. 17 after the hour. defense secretary leon panetta is defending the government's response to a book detailing the mission that killed osama bin laden. panetta says the book "no easy day" could set a dangerous precedent and jeopardize future top-secret missions. the pentagon says it's reviewing the book where a navy s.e.a.l. wrote to determine what classified information may be in it. the defense department says it may press charges against the > less than two months from election day, and the race remains neck and neck. president obama leads mitt romney by six points according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. that is just a single point among likely voters. voters are also sharply divided on how they believe president obama is doing. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. the campaigns and groups supporting the candidates are spending hundreds of millions of dollars this election on ads.
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in fact, they've spent more than $500 million since march. and most of that money is flowing into battleground states particularly florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half of the total spent. and apparently republicans are not embracing this florida pizza shop owner quite as much as he embraced president obama. big apple pizza has gotten negative reviews on yelp since its owner bear hugged the president. one claimed she felt compelled to disrespect the restaurant as much as the president disrespects our constitution. he's received plenty of positive responses. the owner is a registered republican. this morning actress miley cyrus is under investigation for assault. tmz reports an unidentified man filed a report claiming cyrus assaulted him at a hollywood hotel over the weekend. 919-year-old cyrus was with her fiance, liam hemsworth, when
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they were talking to the victim. cyrus allegedly pushed him and hit him in the face. officers say the man did not have any visible injuries when he filed the report. police have not made an arrest. this morning the web-hosting site godaddy.com is back up and running. someone hacked the web host yesterday, taking down millions of internet sites it serves. an anonymous hacker is taking responsibility for the attack. the hacker says they picked on godaddy to test its cybersecurity. godaddy says it will provide more information on the cyber attack today. a florida tech company says it, not the fbi, is the source of a file taken by hackers last week that contains a million i.d. numbers for apple devices. blue toad which corrodes apps and mobile materials says it made the discovery after the hackers posted those numbers online. the hackers had claimed that they stole the file from an fbi agent's laptop. the i.d.s don't typically contain information. rather they correspond to a certain device. one of the high-end shopping events kicks off today.
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this year's event is being held in friendship heights at filene's basement. the event will feature more than 20 local boutiques with discounts up to 90% off. we checked and there are still general admission and benefac r benefactors tickets still available between $40 and $250. the proceeds go to charity. 21 minutes after 5:00 on this tuesday morning. we're looking at temperatures right around 60 degrees outside our studios. a little cooler, though, if you are in the suburbs and beyond, right, tom? >> in fact, that's the warm spot. elsewhere, we are down into the 40s in much of the region this morning. we just saw there a live view from our nbc 4 hd camera. all these areas in blue are in the 40s including our northern suburbs and parts of northern virginia, but a big area of the shenandoah valley and into the mountains are into the 40s. some of these dark blue areas are in the 30s. some of the spots in the deeper valleys out in west virginia down into the upper 30s this morning.
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closer to washington, the areas in the dark green are in the 50s. that includes montgomery, arlington, fairfax. eastern shore away from the waters it's in the 40s, too. right there at ocean city. it's 52 this morning. quite a chill in the air there. parts of southern maryland, eastern part of the northern neck, they're a bit milder around the low 60s. and the storm team four-day forecast showing this pattern continuing all the way into thursday and friday with morning lows chilly, afternoon highs delightful. upper 70s to near 80. and the low humidity remaining in place. but a change on the way for the weekend. here's your seven-day outlook. as we get into saturday, increasing clouds, we may get a front approaching us, perhaps a weak area of low pressure along that front rolling through. bringing in a few clouds. maybe a passing shower saturday evening or perhaps off and on on sunday. doesn't look like a lot of rain, but just a little bit. highs reaching near 80 both
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days. then drying out on monday with highs reaching the low 80s. i'll be back in ten minutes. first 4 traffic now in for dawnela. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. things looking good on the interstates. let's take a closer look at prince george's county. no serious problems right now on route 5 at 301 and heading to the beltway. let's take a live look at 301 at route 5 right now. traffic heading towards the camera, that is northbound. no serious delays. and also looking good right now if you're taking mass transit. no delays to report on the metro rail, marc trains or virginia railway express. major league baseball is now jumping into the debate over keeping metro open later during the playoffs. the transit agency, the nationals and the d.c. government cannot agree on who will pay to keep metro running if the nats make the playoffs and a home game runs late. it costs about $30,000 an hour to keep metro open after its normal closing time. major league baseball is urging
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everyone to reach an agreement and do it soon. it's concerned issues like this one could emerge in other cities. >> harper holding. zimmerman drives this one to center. andress torres can only watch it. it's up on the batter's eye. the nationals lead, 3-0. >> and it's looking more and more like the nationals will be playing in the postseason. they beat the mets 5-1 last night. their first place lead is back to 6 1/2 games because of the braves' loss. the nats' geo gonzalez became the first pitcher in the majors to win 19 games this season. he gave up one earned run in six innings. go. a maryland lawmaker is giving up his fight to keep a baltimore raven from speaking out on gay marriage. the delegate had been trying to keep a linebacker from making ads like this. >> i believe we should be doing everything that we can to make maryland families stronger. which is why i support marriage for gay and lesbian couples who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. people from all walks of life. >> now, burns has reconsidered.
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he told "the baltimore sun" that the player has first amendment rights and should be able to speak his mind. maryland olympians and paralympians are receiving heroes' welcome from the states. yesterday crowds gathered in baltimore to celebrate the athletes' achievements in london. swimmer michael phelps, the most decorated olympian in history, spoke at the event thanking fans for their support. katie ledecky, the youngest, and a gold medal winner, also attended. well, if you want to show your support for the redskins and robert griffin iii, just put your hands in the air. >> that's right. it's called griffining, and it's the latest internet phenomenon. people started tweeting pictures of themselves griffining shortly after rg3 threw that 88-yard touchdown pass to garcon on sunday. it's similar to tebowing which became last year as tim tebow kept winning as the broncos' quarterback. >> you on board with this? >> what kind of question is that? of course i'm on board with it. >> so the next time something
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good happens in the newsroom, i expect to see you on the floor -- >> well, you don't have to be on the floor like this man. >> yes, you do. it's got to be realistic and on the floor. >> there's always something. >> pictures will show up on facebook. look out for it. 5:25 right now. still ahead this morning, remembering those who died on 9/11. why this year's ceremony in new york will be different than those in past years. plus the latest agency to get involved in the investigation into the death of a maryland honors student.
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how long the fall-like weather will stick around next with weather and traffic on the 1s. for y now from washington's leading news station, this is "news 4 today." >> looking at stories making headlines now, special ceremonies are planned in new pennsylvania to honor those killed in the 9/11 attacks. the man involved in one of the deadliest mass shootings in d.c. history will learn their fate today. kids in chicago spending day. much more on those stories throughout the morning. good morning. >> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today"
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on this tuesday, september 11th. a live look outside as we look at temperatures about 60 degrees outside our studios. i'llell you, my little truth this morning, i actually turned the heat on in my car. >> you did not. >> i did. just for a couple minutes. i parked outside so i had to knock the chill off. >> you know it's september. >> i felt it. i needed it, tom. >> i'm with you, really. >> really? >> there's -- some of the furnaces are kicking on as we areas this morning. of all things. we needed the ac just a couple days ago. now we're talking about needing the heat, and we have a chill in the air this morning. take a look at temperatures around the region, at reagan national. it's lowlin annapolis near 60. the arl and northwest pri =gcs northeast, it's down into the low 50s. in in
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of montgomery, much of fairfax, arlington and prince george's counties. and farther west, it has dipped into the 40s in northern montgomery county into frederick s octoberw9c in fact, a few of the high spots out here in west virginia have dipped into the upper 30s on this mid-september morning. feeling more like a late october morning. hour by hour for today, we'll hour by hour for today, we'll have gorgeous afternoon. low humidity ins sun, though, will warm the upper 70s. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. by then, back down tomorn
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road at sunset hills, traffic from the camera is heading east. it's about a six minute ride on dulles toll road to 495 at 62. once you get off the dulles toll road waking your way springfield interchange. it will take you about 13 minutes from the dulles toll road. aaron? un?0@=d cmg!xr/05& >> c,
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healing here in the city. mayor bloomberg announced that they have reached a resolution over a financial dispute that had prevented them from finishing a museum here at the memorial. and construction will now resume on that and likely take about a year to be finished. it's something that many survivors and also family members of the victims have said is necessary to really make this tribute complete. and then also just announced yesterday, the world trade center health program will now provide treatment to many of the people who came down with cancer due to debris fallen in the attacks. two necessary steps toward healing for many people still struggling here in the city following these attacks. from lower manhattan, danielle leigh. this morning senior u.s. officials are confirming that the number two al qaeda leader in yemen has been killed. yemeni officials say this man was killed by a hellfire missile from a u.s. drone. five other militants were killed in the attack.
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al shari was released in 2007. u.s. officials believe he was directly involved in the underwear bomber plot to blow up a u.s. plane in december 2009. you will likely see a heightened security presence today on metro. in montgomery county, police will be using a new safety tool as well. they're carrying devices that detect radiation. a hit causes lights to flash and a vibration or audio signal. the department recently bought 40 of these detectors with federal grant money. >> the type of radiation we're trying to detect is the type of radiation that would be seen as the ideal ingredient for a weapons of mass destruction, a dirty bomb. one of the ingredients that the terrorists would like to use. >> now, police say that there is no threat against metro. they're just being proactive. a police spokesman says during the few months they've used these devices, there has only been one alarm. today five men convicted of murder in one of the deadliest mass shootings in d.c. history will be sentenced.
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carter, carter, best, bost and williams will learn their fates. the men carried out a series of violent crimes in march 2010 that culminated in the south capital street mass shooting which killed three and injured six. in all, the men killed five people and injured nine others in a series of a revenge attack that prosecutors say started over stolen costume jewelry. all five face life in prison. police officers now working with an fbi agent to help solve the murder of a 17-year-old high school student shot and killed in her own bedroom. last night police held a public meeting about the murder of amber stanley. they say her murder was not a random attack. last month a masked gunman kicked down the door at stanley's home in kettering. he went into her bedroom and opened fire, killing the teenager. amber's mother tells news 4 some people hated her daughter's success. >> no one deserves to die. definitely no one deserves to be murdered, shot the way my
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daughter was shot. you know, for no apparent reason, you know. i don't know if someone is envious or jealous, got the wrong person, i don't know anything, you know. i would hope that no one would intend to shoot my daughter. >> police passed out flyers reminding people of the reward up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. a 17-year-old boy shot in the cafeteria on the first day of school in baltimore is finally home. daniel baroi was shot last month. he left the hospital yesterday after spending two weeks there. the boy who has down syndrome suffered a bruised lung, fractured rib and a hole in his torso. the accused gunman, 15-year-old robert gladden, is charged as an adult with attempted murder and assault. it is now 5:36. making it harder to get around the district. where drivers can expect to run into some roadblocks. plus, why the policy at one sporting goods store will help you save a few pennies. another school start to your morning, but it's shaping up to be a day you'll want to spend
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outside. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein
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[ male announcer ] act for kids, with maximum fluoride for up to 40% fewer cavities act. stronger teeth and better checkups in every bottle. welcome back. leave your pennies at home when shopping at this vermont sporting goods store. it no longer accepts the one cent coins.
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power play sports now rounds its change to the nearest nickel in the customers' favor. the store says is wants to encourage the government to stop making pennies which costs nearly 2 1/2 times more to produce than they're worth. you'll still have to pay full price if you, though, use a check or credit card. >> i think it makes some sense. >> some sense, right? >> it's become a point of controversy in that community because some organizations have said we need people's pennies, too. >> that's right. >> we'll see how that works out. >> just about 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein telling us about a lovely day ahead. tom, we love this weather. >> isn't it wonderful? but it's chilly now. good morning. time for weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:41. starting off under a clear sky, crescent moon in the southeastern sky. venus rising in the east. that's that bright spot below near the moon and far to the upper right of the moon is jupiter. and you look at temperatures, all those areas in the lighter blue in the 40s. the dark blue areas up in pennsylvania, many locations
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there in the 30s. bradford, pennsylvania, down to 39 right now. and closer to washington. our nearby suburbs just north and west of washington in the 40s. elkins, west virginia, down to 43. and elsewhere across northern virginia, many of the suburban areas in maryland it's near 50. and warrenton, hometown forecast by 7:00 a.m. upper 40s there and sunny. then by noontime, near 70 with bright sunshine. for the whole region, hour by hour throughout the day, we'll have that strong september sun warming us up. we'll have our temperatures hitting the upper 70s by midafternoon. and i'm back with your seven-day outlook in ten minutes. mike with your first 4 traffic now. good morning, mike. >> good morning, tom. not a lot of slowdowns on the interstates. slow traffic on southbound 270 through hiattstown. traffic heading away from the screen is the southbound side. after you get off of 270, looking good on the inner loop of the beltway right now. it's about a ten-minute ride from 270, 295 in maryland at 61.
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and worry free on metro rail, the marc trains and the virginia railway express. aaron? un? >> mike, thank you. it is now 5:40, just about 5:42. new criticism for pepco. the reason some believe the utility has so much trouble restoring power. plus, why spe in an area
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triathlon. >> reporter: i'm angie goff tracking breaking news outside a police station in turkey. just in, turkish television stations are reporting rumors of a suicide bomber as a cause of the blast that killed one and wounded several others early this morning. there is no confirmation on that. but this is a place where fighting between turkish forces and kurdish rebels have spiked recently. the explosion happened outside a police station close enough to cause damage to the building. this was in a suburb of the country's biggest city,
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istanbul. a very populated residential area. no one has claimed responsibility for the blast. reporting live in the newsroom, angie goff. get ready for more gridlock downtown. d-dot begins work on a project to revamp new hampshire avenue from h street to dupont circle. our reporter live in northwest where construction will start, tony, in just a couple of hours. >> reporter: yeah, they're actually starting to set up construction now, aaron. you had it right, get ready. you can see they already have the tree protector set up. in the street they already have cones blocking off lanes, goes all the way down new hampshire avenue. as you said, it was part of the d-dot streetscape plan. they are putting in better lighting and tree enclosures, resurfacing streets as well as sidewalks. also storm drains will get an upgrade to include inlets and storm sewer pipes as well as the addition of a few fire hydrants. that's the good news. bad news, construction is expected to last around 18 months, weather permitting.
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so if we have any severe inclement weather, we could be looking at almost two years for the project to be complete. and now construction will be taking place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. monday through friday. and occasionally weekends during overnight hours. as for traffic, good luck. for everyone using new hampshire avenue in this area, there will always be one lane open in both directions, but one very important thing to note, curbside parking will be restricted in some areas. so don't get your car towed. if you ride the metro or the bus, don't worry. all stations and stops will be open during construction. so make sure you are aware of the construction and plan, plan, plan for your commute because aaron, as you said, this is very heavily traveled. so there will be some very big delays. and one thing to mention, aaron, you said you turned your heat on this morning. you're not the only one. i did, too. it's a little chilly outside. live in northwest, tony tull, news 4. >> that's a good-looking jacket. thank you, tony.
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the naacp wants laurel's police department investigated. it's video from this cell phone that appears to show an officer slapping or punching a man in handcuffs last month. leaders with the prince george's county chapter of the naacp say it shows possible police brutality, and they want the justice department to step in. they also want a federal probe into what they call racial profiling and discrimination in hiring. the officer in that video is currently on administrative duty. a jury found a teen guilty of killing a catholic university graduate student. that jury convicted eric foreman of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of the man. the man was gunned down while riding his bike in sherman circle in 2010. foreman was 16 at the time. he could face life in prison without parole. sentencing is set for november 16th. robbery does not appear to be the motive behind a shooting inside a rite-aid in northeast. police are asking for your help to find the gunman. sid yoe shows the man entering the store around 9:30 sunday night.
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police say he covered his face with a surgical mask and shot an employee. the victim is expected to be okay. in april, surveillance cameras at the same store captured a different gunman shooting the manager in a robbery, paralyzing him from the waist down. the suspect was arrested in that case. american express is going after gary giordano. it's suing the montgomery county man who was suspected in the death of his travel companion, robyn gardner, in aruba. amex wants to void the travel insurance policy giordano took out in gardner's name before their vacation last year. the company claims that policy is not legal because the two were not married, related or business partners. giordano insists gardner was swept out to sea while they were snorkeling. police in aruba eventually released him from jail because of a lack of evidence. a judge ordered the release of a figure skateding coach in laurel accused of fondling a teenage student. the 50-year-old competed in the 1988 olympics. he must now turn himself in to new york state police within 72 hours and give up his passport.
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he's accused of kissing and fondling a student at a competition in lake placid last year. he denies those allegations. this morning a family is mourning the loss of a 2-year-old boy who apparently drowned in a backyard pool. chopper 4 flew over the scene yesterday morning in the 17000 block of sandy knoll drive. police say a neighbor was performing cpr on the child when they arrived. the boy was two months short of his third birthday. he was at home with a caretaker at the time. police are trying to figure out how the child got into the pool. a former aide to d.c. mayor vincent gray likely will not serve jail time because prosecutors say he's been helpful in their corruption investigation. prosecutors said in court documents that howard brooks has provided, quote, substantial assistance and that probation and community service would be a suitable sentence. brooks pleaded guilty in may to lying to the fbi about making payments to fringe candidate
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suleiman brown, one of three former gray aides to plead guilty. he'll be sentenced october 10th. sentencing for kwame brown has been delayed. brown pleaded guilty to bank fraud and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation in june. he admitted to lying about his income on bank loan applications. the judge moved back the sentencing to november 12th to give him more time to cooperate with prosecutors. he faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison for each charge. montgomery county says pepco does not have enough crews to keep up with the frequent power outages. according to "the washington examiner," that's what the county's office of consumer protection said in a filing with the maryland public service commission. the filing criticizes pepco's performance after june's derecho. sayi9do$1 took the utie than a week to restore power to all of the more than 450,000 customers who lost electricity. loudon county health officials say they are against ground spraying for ticks around playgrounds and athletic fields. the lyme disease commission asked the county to spray around
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the perimeter to kill ticks, but last night the finance committee of the county health department advised against the spraying. the board of supervisors could still decide to treat those areas. some parents are concerned about the use of chemicals, but the commission says there is low risk. 5:51 is our time now on this tuesday morning. and tom kierein's keeping an eye on the forecast. the temperature's gone down, tom, outside our studios. >> it will continue to drop and the air is autumnal. i love saying that word. >> rolls off the tongue. >> makes me sound intelligent and well educated, is that right? >> you are intelligent and well educated, tom. >> good morning. you can use that word the rest of the day. you have my permission. it's going to be with us here for the next several days. right now as we take a look at one of our photos sent in by one of our viewers, this was right after the storms hit on saturday. look at this kind of a very
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dramatic partial rainbow peeking out. sent in by joyce & paul smith from virginia. thanks so much for sending that in. you can send yours to weather@nbcwashington.com. 59 at reagan national. dew point comfortably dry at 50. we've got a light breeze. all these areas in light blue in the 40s. that includes just about the entire shenandoah valley, almost all of west virginia and much of maryland including our nearby suburbs and the areas in green in the low 50s. that includes most of virginia, eastern shore and right near the bay waters. it's a little milder there. elsewhere just a mile or so away from the bay, it's backed down just in the upper 40s and low 50s all under a clear sky. we'll have a bright and sunny morning by 7:00 a.m. we'll have a clear, chilly, calm temperatures in the near 60-degree range right in the metro area. but just near 50 in many suburbs and around the region. not going to warm up quite yet. then by noontime, soaring to the upper 60s and low 70s.
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sunny, low humidity in place throughout the day. afternoon highs upper 70s. more of the same wednesday. friday. but still, low humidity. and then increasing clouds over the weekend. might get showers on saturday evening and perhaps off and on on sunday. and i'll be back in ten minutes. nohi3 a look at your first 4 traffic now. make your9ú mike in for dawnela. good morning. >> good morning, tom. things still looking good on the inner and outer loops. no serious problems on 295 as you make your way into the district. everything moving at speed. also headed into the district. taking a live look, traffic heading away from the screen, that is the northbound side. and here we are at 14th street bridge moving at speed as well. it's about a 12-minute ride from 495 to the 14th street bridge at 58. aaron? un? >> thank you,á xh 5:54. than01 it could also help the economy.
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release of the new smartphone tomorrow could ultimately raise the country's gross domestic product between a quarter and a half percent. that's pretty significant considering the gdp is projected by 2013. they estimated that apple will b cnc b in the next three months at a price of $600. 5:55 now. businesses across the u.s. are "! down unc help wanted signs. -k to ec ]c ?:slowdown presidential v#h%07 fin so-called fiscal cliff of spending cuts economic slowdown. the latest survey from staffing firm manpower finds the vast majority of interiors t no change in their fourth quarter
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hiring millio now, many get content from netflix or dvds. some have dropped their service to save money. the number of people with traditional tv service has been on the decline since 2009. >> thank you. a 57-year-old man celebrated his birthday by giving away his birthday money. bob blakley from north carolina decided to stand on the side of the road with the sign that says "i have a job, i have a house. could you use an extra $5?" he gave away all $285 of his birthday money. and when he was finished, his wife, carol, gave him more money so he could keep on going. many people said it was a blessing to receive a few extra dollars that day. bob's birthday was thursday, september 6th. happy birthday, bob.
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>> what man gets money for his birthday? do you still get a card with money in it? >> maybe some people do. maybe that's preferred over a gift. >> it's been a long time for me. we're learning about a man who competed in the nation's triathlon using a capital bike share bike. >> he competed in the triathlon over the weekend. he said he's more of a swimmer but a friend convinced him to do this. when he didn't have a fancy road bike, he took another approach. >> i ran out of time. i didn't get a bike in time. i figured if i was going to get a bike, i'd spend a decent amount and i ran out of time. i figured, well, i'll try the capital bike share and see if it works. i thought it looked like a fun thing to do. >> smith says he did the triathlon to benefit the leukemia and lymphoma society. officials with capital bike share were so excited about smith completing it that they are going to refund his costs. >> good for him. >> yes. >> shows those bikes really work. 5:57. ahead at 6:00, the high-tech
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